The Kitty Tetra is a peaceful tetra which mixes well with other fish in a community environment. They should be kept in schools of 6 or more and prefer a well planted aquarium. They are fairly hardy to a variety of water parameters.
Species – Kitty Tetra - Hyphessobrycon heliacus
Current Size – 1.5cm – 2cm
Adult Length – 3cm
Temperature Range – 24 - 28 °C
pH Range – 6.0 – 7.5
Tanks Mates and Compatibility - The Kitty Tetra typically occupies the top and middle level of the water column, although it can often be seen swimming and feeding in the middle and bottom levels as well. It is safe to keep with other peaceful, small fish. This tetra has a small mouth, but it still might prey on small adult shrimp. Larger, peaceful invertebrates can also make good tankmates.
Ideal Number to Keep - The Kitty Tetra must be kept in schools of 6 or more.
Feeding – Flake, micropellets, small frozen foods such as daphnia, mosquito larvae, brineshrimp etc.
Please note – Some images used are library photos and will show the colour potential at a fully mature size, as our fish are juvenilles they may vary.
We always aim to supply the fish as close to the purchase size as possible. However if this is not possible, we will always contact you to discuss.
The fish are selected at random however you are welcome to make a note on the order and the fish manager will do his best for you. This is dependent on current stock at the time of your order.